- 1 in or into a low position, not far above the ground to crouch/bend low a plane flying low over the town low-flying aircraft The sun sank lower towards the horizon. near bottom
- 2 in or into a position near the bottom of something a window set low in the wall The candles were burning low. level
- 3 (especially in compounds) at a level below what is usual or expected low-priced goods a low-powered PC a very low-scoring game sound
- 4 not high; not loudly He's singing an octave lower than the rest of us. Can you turn the music lower—you'll wake the baby. Word Originadverb Middle English: from Old Norse lágr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch laag, also to lie.Idioms everywhere I've searched high and low for my purse. (informal) to try not to attract attention to yourself lie lowhide to have such low moral standards that you do something very bad Stealing from your friends? How could you sink so low? I can't believe that anyone would sink to such depths. (formal) to drop your moral standards far enough to do something bad or unpleasant She was unwilling to believe anyone would stoop so low as to steal a ring from a dead woman's finger.